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Bladder function

Conditions relating to the functionality of the bladder

HCA UK’s experts can help restore bladder functionality through specialist diagnoses and a range of advanced treatments

About

Your bladder is responsible for storing and releasing urine. Problems with the bladder may result in a number of symptoms such as incontinence or a sudden, uncontrollable urge to pass urine.

HCA UK’s leading urological consultants offer multi-disciplinary treatment for the symptoms of bladder dysfunction.

Need to know

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    There may be a number of signs that your bladder is not working properly. These include: - the urge or need to pass urine (pee) more often than usual - uncontrollable leaking of urine - pain when urinating - blood in your urine - cloudy or dark-coloured urine - pains in your pelvis or back You should discuss any symptoms with your consultant who will carry out a full examination and will run some tests to diagnose the problem.
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    Your consultant will discuss your symptoms and general health. They may request a urine test to check for infection. You may also be asked to make a note of the flow and volume of urine you pass. If a flow test is required it will be to check the strength of your flow and see whether you can completely empty your bladder. Depending on your symptoms, further tests may be necessary, including an X-ray or a small, special camera will be used to look inside your bladder (cystoscopy).
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    Following diagnosis of your condition, a number of treatments may be recommended : - bladder training techniques and pelvic floor exercises to help you strengthen your ability to control your bladder - medication to support or replace bladder training techniques - cutting down on fluid intake - reducing the amount of caffeine you drink - devices such as a pessary or catheter fitted to help you contain your urine HCA UK is proud to work with leading urological consultants to offer advanced surgery solutions to support bladder functionality, should further treatment be necessary.
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Our consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place

    London W1U 5NY

    Appointments 020 3131 7216
    Enquiries 020 3130 6833

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    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 0207 483 5148
    Enquiries 020 3131 7478

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

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We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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